A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Havelu in Tonga on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008dlh. Event ids that are associated: us10008dlh. The temblor was picked up at 16:18:54 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 04:18:54 / March 27, 2017 @ 4:18 am. Exact location of event, depth 177.95 km, -175.9598° West, -21.1252° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 177.95 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuku‘alofa.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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